Retro England Rugby T-Shirt Triple Blue Sky
An Introduction to Retro England Rugby T-Shirt
The Retro England Rugby T-Shirt Triple Blue Sky is inspired by the great England winger Cyril Nelson ‘Kit’ Lowe.
Cyril Lowe earned blues for Cambridge University in 1911, 1912 and 1913 making him a rare ‘Triple-Blue’. He also kicked a dropped-goal in the last game, by which time he was already a full international. His debut for England came against South Africa in 1913 at Twickenham. It was an exceptional year for Lowe and the England Rugby team as they completed their first ever Grand Slam.
Further, in 1914 Cyril Lowe scored a total of eight international tries across the season. It became a record that has never been eclipsed. These included three against Scotland in Edinburgh. And another three against France in Paris in a game that delivered England a second consecutive Grand Slam.
At club level, after leaving Cambridge, Lowe played for and Captained the Blackheath club.
Lowe’s sporting career was interrupted by the outbreak of hostilities in 1914. He returned to play for England in 1920. When he retired from international rugby in 1923 he had gained 25 caps. He scored a total of 18 tries. This remained an English record until it was equalled. And later surpassed by another legendary Royal Air Force pilot Rory Underwood in 1989.
He played in four Grand Slam-winning sides until his retirement in 1923. In 1913 and 1914 he won back-to-back Five Nation Grand Slams.
The shirt is manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton. The Ellis Rugby Retro England Rugby T-Shirt Triple Blue Sky features a quartered Crest including the English Rose and symbols celebrating C.N. Lowe’s military achievements on the front chest. Also included in this garment is herringbone detail on the side vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. In addition, this T-Shirt features the vintage Cambridge Lion and Ellis Rugby branding on the arms.
The ‘Triple Blue’ T-Shirt is available in sizes S to 4XL.
Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 4X Large